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A round up of incidents over the festive period

At 1:05am on Christmas day, a crew from Parkway attended an incident in which the car engine compartment of a vehicle had been deliberately set alight. It took the crew around 20minutes to extinguish the fire and they left at 01:19am.

In Doncaster at 03:53am on Christmas day, Doncaster crews were called to Grange Lane in New Rossington again to extinguish a car fire. A Range Rover had been deliberately set alight. The crew left at around 04:24am.

Still on Christmas day, Tankersley attended a kitchen fire at 2:21pm on Sheffield Road in Birdwell. The fire had started accidentally due to a candle, that was believed to be extinguished, being placed inside a plastic box which contained wrapping paper. Luckily, there were no injuries and the crew left at around 2:37pm.

At 7:03pm on 25 December, Elm Lane and Tankersley attended a kitchen fire on Hillcrest Road in Chapeltown. Again, this one started accidentally as a result of a candle that had been left on a kitchen table. Nobody was injured and crews left the scene at 7:36pm after extinguishing the fire.

Finally on Christmas day, Central were called to a rubbish fire on Uppergate Road at 7:19pm. A number of large refuse containers had been set alight deliberately. After spending 30minutes at the scene, firefighters left at 7:51pm.

On boxing day, Central and Parkway firefighters attending an incident on Broad Street at 07:16am. This was a small fire in the front room of a derelict pub which had been set deliberately. Crews left 07:56am.

At 8:55pm, Tankersley firefighters were called to an incident on Miles Road in High Green involving a silver BMW which had been set on fire deliberately. They left at 9:24pm.

Dearne firefighters were also called to a vehicle fire on boxing day. They were called at 10:28pm to find a white Ford van that had been deliberately set on fire. After extinguishing the fire, they left the scene at 10:51pm.

This content was last updated on December 27th, 2019